The ABC understands controversial Australian businessman Geoffrey Edelsten has died aged 78 in Melbourne.
Mr Edelsten was the former owner of the Sydney Swans football club and a number of 24-hour GP superclinics and was a high-profile figure in the 1980s known for a flamboyant lifestyle.
He is understood to have died this afternoon at his apartment on St Kilda Road.
Police said the death was not being treated as suspicious and will prepare a report for the coroner.
Edelsten was struck off the NSW medical register in 1988 for over-billing. He was later jailed for paying a hitman to assault a former patient.
More to come.